"Hits of Sunshine (For Allen Ginsberg)" as written by Kim Gordon, Lee M. Ranaldo, Steven Jay Shelley and Thurston Joseph Moore....
Today I
Said goodbye
To my conflicted goddess
Her lush eyes
Show surprise
At how we could gather knowledge
The painting has a dream
Where shadow breaks the scene
And the colors run off
Blue is bashful
Green is my goal
Yellow girls are running backwards
Until the next time
With six hits of sunshine
The lights will blind up with blues in haiku
The shadow has a dream
Where painters look to sea
The colors burn out
Now I know where
I once saw you
Stepping into muddy water
John's reflection
Decried perfection
Now you walk him through the garden
Waiting in the wings
Painters shade their dreams
With falling colors
See me wave good
Bye forever
Happiness the goddess lover
Hurry back re
Member last time
The hits of sunshine
The hits of goldmine
I'll see you back tonight
Where painters love the light
And yellow shadow girls
Today I
Say goodbye
To my complicious goddess
Her hushed eyes
Show surprise
And how we captured knowledge
I'll see you back tonight
Where shadows dream of light
Let's slip on outside

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"Hits of Sunshine (For Allen Ginsberg)" as written by Lee M. Ranaldo Kim Gordon

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    General CommentI think the lyrics themselves are a tribute to Ginsberg. The flowing stream-of-consciousness style is 100% his.
    Cynothoglyson July 03, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentobviously refering to hits of acid and acid trips, but i think it goes deeper...maybe just a tribute to artists and poets. How can nobody have commented on this song yet?
    sonicseaon June 25, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song never fails to amaze me. It's has the ethereal quality that pervades much of SY's down tempo work.
    jezzyboyon December 02, 2004   Link
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    General Commentthis is one of my favorite sonic youth songs, so incredibly beautiful. i had a dream the other night that was centered around this song. it was a trip.
    sharksandwich999on December 05, 2004   Link
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    General CommentDedicated to Allen Ginsberg, a great poet dead one year before the release of A Thousand Leaves, such a beautiful song and one of the longest of SY
    cipheron January 24, 2005   Link

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